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Simon Lutz is studying Environmental Engineering at TUM in his 1st Master’s semester with a specialization on “Environmental Hazards and Resource Management”. For his 6-month internship with GIZ in New Delhi in the “Support to Ganga Rejuvenation” (SGR) project, he took a leave semester. How did you find out about the internship possibility with GIZ in India? I came to know about the internship possibility with GIZ in New Delhi through my professor, Mr. Markus Disse, who is heading the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management. The offer was forwarded to Prof. Disse via Ms. Hanna... [more]

How can I do a doctorate at TUM? And what comes next? Young scientists seek answers to their questions in Mexico. [more]

New technologies should be introduced in cities with the aim of avoiding congestions and making urban spaces more livable. We need to give the cities back to the citizens. Those were some of the conclusions the researchers came to during the breakfast debate in the European Parliament. [more]

Is the world facing „A revival of the Malthusian Threat”? Prof. Johannes Sauer, head of the Chair for Agricultural Production and Resource Economics, pursued this question in a “Science Circle Lecture” in Delhi at the beginning of March, where he shared interesting insights on the relevance of innovation in agriculture. [more]

At the TUM alumni event “Alumni for Students”, Chinese students gained insight into the academic life at TUM and subsequent career opportunities. [more]

WARR Hyperloop Team from Munich wins in Los Angeles: All of the hard work has paid off. A team of students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was one of two European university groups to win top honors in this weekend’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Testing their pod at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA near Los Angeles, TUM’s WARR Hyperloop Team picked up the award for fastest pod. SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, was on hand to watch the WARR prototype race to success. [more]

TUM San Francisco, together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), organized its first joint New Year’s Reception on January 19th, 2017 at the German Consulate General in San Francisco. The event was attended by around 120 guests bringing together alumni from TU Munich and DAAD, current grantees, partners, supporters and friends of both institutions, to enjoy a pleasant and rewarding networking event with food and drinks. 25 of the guest were TUM alumni from the Bay Area region. [more]

Alumni Experience Stories: The Power of Ocean Waves: Marcus Lehmann was picked for the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for energy. He is the project lead of CalWave, an effort to harness ocean waves to generate renewable energy. The project was most recently selected as one of 9 projects competing in the final round of the Wave Energy Prize by the U.S. Department of Energy. The winner will be announced on November 16th, 2016, and will receive a $1.5 million award. [more]

Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminars 2016 in California and Oregon: To inspire the next generation of architects and engineers, urban planners and construction managers, Professor Thomas Auer, chair for Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at TU Munich, has been invited to give a lecture on the topic "Energy Efficiency in Buildings" at selected universities in Northern California and Oregon. The lecture series was organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco and attracted more than 250 students, researchers and professors. [more]

Alumni Experience Stories: HIV Research at Scripps. Matthias Pauthner started his academic career at the Technical University of Munich by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in ‘Molecular Biotechnology’. As part of the TUMexchange program, he completed a 1-year Master of Science program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During a 3-month-internship in the Burton lab at Scripps, the scale and relevance of developing antibody-based vaccination strategies to combat HIV ultimately led him to transfer permanently to the lab. He is currently a PhD candidate in the 4th year of his... [more]